SIMON, Rose Reguera Of Newton, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019 at the age of 94 and 11 months. Beloved wife of Myron (Myke) Simon for 68 years; devoted mother of Laurel Bobrowich (John), Amy Berg (the late Eric Berg), Ethan Simon (Marcy); caring grandmother of David and Eli Bobrowich, Sonia and Charlotte Berg, Samantha and Erica Simon; devoted sister to Dolores Blumstein and the late Pearl Matthews; and loving aunt. Rose developed long-lasting friendships with numerous people and will be missed by many. After graduating from Simmons College (1945) with a degree in biology, she worked at Merck and then at the BU Medical Center. While raising her family, she was involved in many pursuits including advocating for various environmental and political issues with the League of Women Voters, teaching ESL, participating in the Newton Reading Club, and working as a realtor. Throughout her life she valued and modeled the importance of education and learning. Most recently she was a resident of Lasell Village in Auburndale, MA, where she continued to promote awareness of environmental issues through The Green Team. Service at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton, MA, on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA. Memorial Observance will be at the home of Laurel and John Bobrowich following interment from 4-8 pm, continuing Tuesday 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations "In memory of Rose R. Simon" may be made to Simmons College, the Newton Library Fund, or to the Lasell Village Benevolent Fund.
Published in Boston Globe from May 2 to May 3, 2019.